Why Does My XBox Hate HDMI?

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  1. soundwaveCA

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    Switched from the composite to an HDMI cable on my Xbox 360 this week and it's been causing me fits. The video will cut out completely after a wile (usually an hour) and will only come back after shutting it down and starting it back up again. Seems to only do it wile playing games as I tried it during movie playback and would only flicker a couple of times but not cut out completely.

    Any thoughts? I've tried 3 different HDMI cables so it's not that and I've tried a couple of ports on the TV.
     
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    o_O  yegods that sounds awful. No idea on the solution.
     
  3. Gnaw

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    Did you flick the switch to HDMI?
     
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    I was unaware that there was even an HDMI cable available for it. :p 
     
  5. Cheetatron

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    that's because it is only available on the new units
     
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    Although there's a 3rd-party adapter out there (we sell it at Best Buy) that converts the standard outputs over to HDMI w/ an optical out... For those 360 owners who don't have the 'new' consoles already with the HDMI outputs.
     
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    Sounds like you've got a gremlin. I googled the issue and came up with nothing.

    If you have two HDMI ports on your TV try switching them and see if it likes the other port.

    Lame, I know but it's the only thing I could think of.
     
  8. Prowl

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    It's not just your Three-fitty. My PS3 HDMI does that sometimes, but not during gaming or movie, sometimes when I switch it on it comes out blue, but if I shut my TV off and on, it will fix it. Then again, I got a 20 dollar cheap cable.
     
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    Check your TV. My bro has an Olevia 32 LCD and the it wont even accept the HDMI from the 360.
     
  10. Boardwise

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    What resolution have you got it set at?
     
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    Did you try reversing the polarity?
     
  12. Cheetatron

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    What that avatar from?
     
  13. soundwaveCA

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    Check it for what specifically?

    Whatever the default is, I fiddled with some settings to no avail.

    The what now?
     
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    Cutie Honey.
     
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    He was referring to the model. Olevia has a 32" LCD that has problems w/ HDMI & 360 connection.
     
  16. soundwaveCA

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    Never even heard of that brand before.
     
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    Target and Circuit City stores sell them here in the US.
     

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